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Program Director (CSC - Southwest Colorado)

Cancer Support Community
Durango, CO
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Part-Time
Job Description

Entry-Level/Intermediate-Level Program Director Job Description

Benefits:          Growth opportunity into a full-time position, training and educational resources, holidays, PTO, sick leave, office hours:  Mon-Thurs. 9 am–5 pm

Location:          Durango, Colorado

Salary:              $23.38-$30.28 per hour, depending upon licensing and experience
FLSA Status:    Part-time, non-exempt – 28 hours per week
Reports to:      Executive Director

Who We Are
At Cancer Support Community Southwest Colorado (CSC-SWCO),  (a Network Partner of Cancer Support Community (CSC) Global Services), we exist as a small, emergent non-profit organization providing comprehensive, high-quality programs and services that address the social and emotional health of all people touched by cancer in Southwest Colorado.

Every individual in our organization strives to connect people to one another, provide resources and programs to decrease social isolation, and support people impacted by cancer through all phases of their cancer journey.

Our Vision
We believe that Community is Stronger than Cancer. We are a relentless ally for anyone who strives to manage the realities of this disruptive disease, so no one faces cancer alone. 

Our Purpose
Cancer Support Community Southwest Colorado offers programs and support so people affected by cancer will be empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.

Our Core Values
Respect and Dignity • we recognize unique needs, desires, abilities, hopes
Integrity and Accountability • we are ethical, fair, honest, open, credible, trustworthy, caring
Kindness and Compassion • we speak authentically, and are responsive, empathetic listeners
Teamwork • we are dedicated partners, and respectful of talents and contributions
Empowerment we educate, encourage, advocate, and support

Your Role
As the Program Director, you will be an integral part of developing and implementing a plan for our organization’s programs, evaluating our programs’ reach and impact, and incorporating your findings to provide direct services to meet Southwest Colorado cancer community’s needs.

Your Team
You will be collaborating closely with the Executive Director, as well as staff, volunteers, contractors, facilitators, and will be responsible for assessing and supporting our participants, their families, and caregivers.

You will join us in building relationships within our service area community, and with other CSC program directors and leadership within the CSC network.

Your Responsibilities

You will:

  • Utilize your clinical skills to manage and guide programs, which include distress screenings, group support, and provide orientation classes for new participants.
  • Develop, implement, and manage innovative psychosocial and clinical programs for CSC-SWCO, including community outreach, educational and healthy lifestyle classes, support groups, and social events.
  • Continually assess the educational needs of CSC-SWCO participants to fine-tune program planning, taking into consideration barriers to understanding (e.g., literacy, language, cultural influences, accessibility, and comorbidities) and ensure that communication is culturally sensitive.
  • Participate in the development of strategic goals and objectives related to program delivery, its reach, and routine evaluation of program and service effectiveness.
  • In accordance with the Executive Director, create and monitor an annual budget for all participant-related services, programs, and community outreach.
  • Work with our marketing and outreach staff and volunteers to publicize programs and assist in the production of program printed collateral and management of our program calendar.
  • Collect and analyze program utilization trends, develop participant statistical data, and submit Program Statistic Reports to CSC Headquarters, and internally, as required.
  • Use your knowledge to build solid program participation, network with nonprofit partners, the medical community, and other external partner (funders, donors) relationships.
  • Provide evidence of ongoing education regarding psychosocial oncology issues and represent CSC-SWCO at regional CSC meetings, the Annual Leadership Conference, and other Network Partner professional meetings, held virtually or in a hybrid format.
  • Maintain the flexibility to work an occasional varied schedule within allotted hours and provide other organizational support, as necessary.

Your Qualifications


Masters’ prepared mental health professional from an accredited graduate school, holding a current and unrestricted license to practice in the state of Colorado, and maintenance of the license and licensing requirements.

Your Knowledge, Skills & Experience



  • Possess strong clinical skills, including support group experience and the ability to work with issues surrounding chronic and life-threatening illness.
  • Have a minimum of 2 years in a leadership position with demonstrated experience in self-management, managing people, programs, and budgets.
  • Are a team builder with strong skills in leadership and management.
  • Hold the capability of being a catalyst with vision who can create excitement and energy around CSC-SWCO’s programs and can join us at encouraging others to support our organization.
  • Embody the high professional standards and demonstrate warmth and compassion as well as skilled professional boundaries while building and maintaining a sense of community.
  • Have solid computer proficiency - experience with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and data management.
  • Possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to speak publicly to large groups.
  • Can maintain strict confidentiality, including adhering to established regulations concerning CSC participant information and privacy.


  • Possess a willingness to learn and understand the psychosocial, physical, practical, and spiritual impacts a cancer diagnosis imparts on participants and their families.
  • Have experience at providing virtual meetings and classes.

The above position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of the Program Director and may be modified as required by changes in Cancer Support Community Southwest Colorado’s structure or in personnel.

Are you, or someone you know, looking for an opportunity to help build a supportive care cancer organization serving Southwest Colorado?

As the part-time Program Director of Cancer Support Community Southwest Colorado, you’ll take an integral lead in developing and implementing our programs and services. You will help us provide critical support to people of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds who have been impacted by cancer.

Your expertise will lead and supervise program facilitators and volunteers. And, while overseeing all aspects of program delivery, your ease with public speaking and networking will help us create more impact and assist our board and staff to solidify our community-wide relationships.

If you are looking for a gratifying position doing meaningful work and are a master’s prepared mental health professional licensed in the state of Colorado, we would like to chat with you.

We invite you to help strengthen our community, so no one faces cancer alone. For a full job description and application, visit us at Apply soon! Our application deadline is July 1, 2022.

Cancer Support Community


Durango, CO
81302 USA


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